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Bathroom Showers

Keeping seniors safe at home has become a top priority for millions of Americans and their elderly loved ones.  According to a recent survey by the American Association of Retired People (AARP), most seniors want to remain in their own homes as long as possible as they grow older.  But this...

Empty Nest/Baby Boomers

Putting a grandparent or other elderly relative into a nursing care facility is never an easy decision.  Most of us would prefer not to do it, and our older loved ones would almost always rather stay in their own homes, too.  It’s an issue that looms for many of us, as 78 million baby boomers...

Kitchen Remodeling

Learn tips to keep your home safe by visiting www.MySafeHome.org from the Home Safety Council. The room-by-room virtual safety tour shows you how to protect yourself and your family from the leading causes of home injury, including falls, poisonings, fires and burns, choking/suffocation and...

Electric Lighting

Lutron’s Skylark Contour C•L Dimmer provides dependable control and performance for today’s efficient light sources. Compared to standard dimmers, the Skylark Contour C•L improves the performance of dimmable CFLs and LEDs by keeping lights on as they are dimmed, making sure lights turn on at...

Landscaping
Sometimes it's hard to figure out which home improvements will make the best investment. Here are five projects that will help you increase your home's comfort, efficiency and value. 
  • Maintain home value. Though you can’t control the ups and downs of the housing market, you can take steps...